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Is Colorado a No-Fault State or Tort State?

When you are in an accident in Colorado, you may experience certain damages. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering — all of which may contribute to physical, emotional, and financial damages. In some situations, you have the right to claim compensation for these injuries through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. However, the steps you have to take to obtain this compensation depends on whether or not the accident occurred in
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Ordinary Negligence vs. Gross Negligence: What’s the Difference?

 If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone who caused an accident where you suffered harm, you will need to prove that he or she acted in negligence. The theory of negligence is crucial to personal injury cases, and you will need to supply evidence to support certain elements of this legal concept. However, there are two main types of negligence that could apply to your case, and it is important to understand the difference between them. What
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I Was Injured on Public Transportation. What Should I Do?

All over the United States, people rely on public transportation to get them from one point to another. The Regional Transport District in Colorado puts ridership at more than 97.6 million during 2018. The odds of being in an accident while using public transportation are low. Driving a car is riskier. That doesn’t mean an accident will never happen. If you are injured using public transportation, what do you do? Colorado’s Common Carrier Laws and Proving Liability A common carrier
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Can People Of All Ages Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional’s negligent care leads to a patient’s death or injury. In Colorado, there was an average of 24 malpractice suits per 100,000 residents in 2015. The total payouts came to $43.9 million. Who can sue a medical professional? There are no age limits on medical malpractice cases. If you feel a doctor, dentist, surgeon, nurse, OB/GYN, or other professional was negligent, you could have a case. Some situations might be best addressed by
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Top Reasons Why Law Firms Refer Out Personal Injury Cases

Have you ever wondered why a personal injury law firm refers you elsewhere? Don’t let it get you down. In many cases, it’s not that the firm feels that you have a weak case. Don’t stop searching for representation. These are the top reasons why personal injury cases get referred to other personal injury attorneys. The Statute of Limitations Is Fast Approaching There are laws regarding how long you have between receiving an injury and filing a lawsuit. If that
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Why Filing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit May Change Your Life

Suffering an injury because of a vehicle accident is a terrible experience already. But if you were driving a motorcycle when the accident occurred, everything can become much more complicated. Bikers are much more vulnerable to physical damage than car drivers, as they have no other protection than the clothes they wear. If one of the vehicles involved in the crash was running at high speed, the motorcyclist may suffer tremendous injuries or even die, and the vehicle may get
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The Importance of Maintaining a Safe Home and Yard

Maintaining a safe home and yard is important for the safety of your family, but also for the safety of your friends, guests, workers, and other people who may be accessing your property. Keeping your home free of dangers and equipped with home safety products can prevent mundane accidents such as falls and can protect you from emergencies like fires. Practice some good habits around your home to keep you and your loved ones safe. Smoke Detectors These devices can save
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How to Prevent Fires Caused by Fireworks

Fireworks come with many risks if not used properly, including injury and fires. Many of these dangers can be avoided by taking appropriate steps to prepare for emergencies and using fireworks safely. Always follow directions and safety recommendations closely, and read these tips to learn what else you can do to prevent firework-related accidents. Make a Plan Have a plan for how to handle your fireworks. Use them only in a clear space away from buildings, trees, or other flammable
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Common Fourth of July Accidents

Summer is upon us, and many families are starting to prepare to celebrate Independence Day. While fireworks, swimming, and BBQs can be fun, there also is a risk for accidents to occur. This 4th of July, avoid injury by learning about the most common injuries sustained in the celebrations. Auto Accidents Independence Day often brings increased traffic as people travel to celebrate the holiday with friends or family, set out on vacation, or take advantage of the holiday to take
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8 Common Causes of Drowning Accidents

Drowning or near-drowning accidents are tragically common. Near-drowning is the term to describe when a person suffocates from water, but is able to be revived. Near-drowning can be fatal later without medical attention, and can cause other complications as well. Learn the most common causes of drowning and near-drowning accidents and how to prevent them. Inability to swim Young children may not be adequate swimmers or older people may never have learned to swim, but they may find their way
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